Sen.JohnMcCainhassignedaletter for the Environmental Defense ActionFund,inwhichtheArizonaRepublicanemphasizesthegroup’ssupportforhisbillthataimstoplace“the first-evernationalcaponglobalwarming pollution.”
Mr.McCain,inhisletter,mentions nospecifictypeof“pollution,”although carbondioxidehasbeenthemaintarget of anti-global-warming lobbyists. Carbon dioxide is produced in large part by human breathing and cattle flatulence.
TheEnvironmentalDefenseAction Fund sent out the mailing, including Mr. McCain’s letter, in which it asked forcontributionsandforrecipientsto sign and mail a prewritten “petition” asking their home-state senators to support Mr. McCain’s bill.
“To mobilize forward-thinking citizens like you, I’ve again teamed up with Environmental Defense Global WarmingActionNetworkbecauseof their long track record of producing results,” Mr. McCain said.
“Realistically, Environmental Defense is the one organization with the necessaryexperienceandvisiontoget the job done and break that 51-vote threshold,” the senator added.
The global-warming issue has becomeincreasinglycontentiousascritics accuse proponents of the Kyoto anti-global-warming treaty of substitutingpropagandaforargument.Opponents of Kyoto and legislation such asMr.McCain’ssaysucheffortswould reduceeconomicgrowthinreturnfor results so meager they would be almost unmeasurable.